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AN EVENING AT THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION & OTHER CELEBRATIONS OF THE SEASON

(Celebrate the season at the Governor's Mansion with jazz singer John Boutté, tomorrow at 9:30PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Greatest Gifts, appraisals include a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace and a Fender bass guitar. Then, enjoy a night of holiday feasts. At 8PM on Lidia Celebrates America, join chef Lidia Bastianich on a cross-country journey to discover American holiday traditions. At 9PM on Nigella: At My Table, Nigella highlights relaxed entertaining and brings festive flavors to familiar and traditional fare. At 10PM on America's Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays, the cast shares great tips for planning a stress-free gathering! 

Tuesday at 7PM, on We'll Meet Again, join Ann Curry as two Korean War veterans look for fellow servicemen from nearly 70 years ago. At 8PM on Call the Midwife Holiday Special, relish a fourth helping of this award-winning series, its most unpredictable yet. On An Evening at the Governor's Mansion: A Christmas Celebration at 9:30PM, New Orleans jazz singer John Boutté performs at this celebration hosted by Governor and Mrs. John Bel Edwards. Boutté has appeared on the HBO series “Treme,” and one of his songs is the theme song for the series. Then at 10PM on Sherlock on Masterpiece, rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in 1890s London. 

Wednesday at 7PM on LPB's Louisiana Public Square: News About the News, we ask how viewers can distinguish between factual and fake news, and whether social media is blurring the difference. At 8PM on Animal Babies: Mountain Babies follow mountain babies as they battle extreme weather. At 9PM on NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission, hear astronauts and engineers tell the story of how Apollo 8 paved the way to the moon landing. Then at 10PM, meet the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world on Tesla: American Experience

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown's divine inspiration is called upon when Kembleford comes under threat of an alien invasion. At 8PM on Doc Martin, Louisa and Morwenna persuade Martin to find Buddy a new home, and Martin is not impressed by Angela's alternative approaches to medicine. At 9:30PM, on Wallander Season 4 on Masterpiece, with his memory failing, Wallander draws on primal instincts to crack a very old submarine mystery. 

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. That's followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. On Portraits in Architecture at 8PM, the work of Marc and Nada Breitman focuses on housing for people on fixed incomes or low-wage work. At 8:30PM, see an encore of An Evening at the Governor's Mansion: A Christmas Celebration featuring New Orleans jazz singer John Boutté. Then at 9PM on Great Performances, celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with this tribute concert hosted by Audra McDonald. 

Saturday from 7-9PM, enjoy your favorite British comedies. On A Place To Call Home at 9:05PM, Jack and Carolyn's big day arrives, but has Sir Richard done enough to spoil it for them? On 800 Words at 10PM, George is under orders not to write about a newspaper story about an eight year old mystery. Then Iggy Pop performs on Austin City Limits at 11PM

Sunday at 7PM on Little Women on Masterpiece, as circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet. At 8PM on Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece, Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations and goes toe-to-toe with the French king. (Season 3 of Victoria premieres Sunday, January 13 at 8PM.) At 10PM on Jamestown, a boat from England arrives and Yeardley receives instructions heralding a political change.

JOIN US FOR TEA & THE SEASON 3 PREVIEW OF VICTORIA

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Henry James 

Join Friends of LPB as we celebrate the highly anticipated Season 3 of Victoria with a Victorian Tea on Sunday, January 6th at the LPB studios. Spend the afternoon sipping tea paired with delicious pastries. You will enjoy a sneak preview of the new season, before anyone else! 

To purchase tickets call 225-767-4214 or visit our website at www.lpb.org

Sunday, January 6 

2 - 3PM - Tea 
3 - 4PM – Screening of the first episode of Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece 
$25 per person 

LPB Studios
7733 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece premieres on the six-station LPB network on Sunday, January 13 at 8PM. 

LPB HAS YOUR VIP TICKETS TO CELTIC WOMAN

LPB has your VIP tickets at lpb.org/boxoffice!

See Celtic Woman at the Civic Center in Monroe, Wednesday, April 24 at 7PM. A $150 contribution includes an orchestra ticket and meet & greet pass; a $75 contribution includes an orchestra ticket. The Grammy® -nominated, multi-platinum international music group returns to North America with a brand new live show, Ancient Land. The tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of the 13th studio album of the same name.

WINTERFEST OFFERS EXPIRING SOON!

Don't miss out on Winterfest offers that will be expiring soon. When you become a member, renew your membership, or make an additional year-year gift to LPB, this is the time of year when we are able to thank you for supporting public television in Louisiana with gifts of your choosing. Scroll to click on the thumbnail images for the individual Winterfest programs HERE for details.

LPB depends on viewers like you. Thank you

YOUR PASSPORT TO THE WORLD

Become a Friend of LPB, and receive a world of exploration and entertainment! Access to LPB Passport starts at $60 or just $5 per month. 

Members can catch up or relive favorite moments of Poldark and The Durrells in Corfu, along with hundreds of other programs. 

Whenever or wherever you and your family have some free time, LPB Passport is available for you. LPB Passport provides Friends of LPB members extended access to favorite public television programs - including full seasons of many current and past series - from any computer, smartphone or tablet. See great LPB and PBS programs anytime you want! 

Recently added programs include: We’ll Meet Again | Surviving the HolocaustNOVA | World’s Fastest Animal; Nature | Dogs in the Land of Lions; Great Performances | Harlod Prince: The Director’s Life; and Native America

Also, enjoy great LPB programs on Passport including Attakapas: The Cajun Story; Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & Stories; Against the Tide: The Story of the Acadian People; and many more! 

LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level. 

THIS WEEK ON LPB'S NEWSMAKERS AND PRESS CLUB

Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. This week, Governor Edwards held the End of the Year Press Conference. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

New on Press Club, Jay Ducote, local chef and Food Network Star finalist offers tips on cooking and entertaining for the holidays, as well as tailgating for the Fiesta Bowl. Press Club is also available on LPB's YouTube channel.

ENTERTAIN WITH CLASSIC SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP

Entertaining this holiday season? This classic spinach and artichoke dip is a warm, cheesy appetizer that will be a hit at your party! Food blogger Adrianna Adarme uses artichoke hearts and Worcestershire sauce for flavor.

Here are the ingredients for cheesy perfection:

  • 1 small shallot, minced (about 1 tablespoon) 
  • 1 garlic clove, minced 
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach  
  • 6 frozen (or canned) artichoke hearts, thawed and roughly chopped 
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan-Reggiano 
  • 1/2 cup grated low-moisture mozzarella, plus more for topping  
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons creme fraiche (or sour cream) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-4 teaspoons hot sauce of choice (add less or more depending on desired spice level) 
  • Salt to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon) 
  • Tortilla chips or slices of bread for serving

Cooking instructions HERE.


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SHOPLPB FOR A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

Feature of the week: A Celtic Christmas with Danny O'Flaherty & Friends DVD

Now you can slip back in time, and savor the Christmas yuletide season as it has been celebrated for centuries among the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man. In a live performance, Danny O'Flaherty, actors Michael Cahill, and Janet Shea, along with other talented cast members and musicians, will weave a magical evening of story and song on site at the venue.

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